Too bad the MWC does not have an agreement with the Holiday Bowl. BYU when in
the old WAC made that bowl. Utah, Wyoming, SDSU all got a chance to go and it
was awesome. The Holiday bowl is one of the best bowls outside of the current
BCS. Go Cougars and Go Utes. Win any bowl game you get.
If BYU plays Arizona again, then that means we will have played them every
season since 2006. Crazy possibility. I'm hoping for USC. That by far would be
the most exciting chance for the Cougars. To be able to play the Trojans and
have a chance to beat them. . .wow, if that does not fire them up, I don't know
what would bowl wise. Of all the teams in the Pac-10 who would you rather play?
I think USC is the obvious choice.
USC, CAL or AZ are going to be easy.
None of these teams is going to be easy. They all have fine football traditions
and great athletes and will be up for the game. The Cougs are going to need a
lot better concentration and execution than they showed Saturday to defeat any
of these teams. Fortunately, they have time to recover from their
injuries, heal, and prepare before then. We seem to have a hard time in the bowl
games. Maybe it's the long layoff that makes us less sharp.
In most years it's kinda sad for the MWC conference champ to meet the PAC-10 #5
or #6, but this year is different. With TCU likely headed to the Orange or
Fiesta, that leaves BYU (10-2) and Utah (9-3) to play against a slew of talented
teams. Oregon State, Cal, and Arizona would all be worthy opponents (my guess is
USC and Stanford will be picked up before the Vegas or Poinsettia bowls can
select).Personally, here are the match-ups I'd like to see, both
rematches from a year ago:Oregon State vs Utah Arizona vs BYU Certainly if USC is available, that would be a great chance for the
conference to shine.The Utes are one of the few teams to own a bowl
win over USC in the Carrol era, and though it was his first season I'm quick to
point that fact out to all of my cougar buddies. And you know what?...it was in
the Vegas Bowl.
I think it would be nice to have a change of scenery in the poinsettia bowl in
San Diego. But if we go to Vegas, we get the better opponent and we get more
money, and its an easier traveling destinations for fans.
"wow, if that [playing USC] does not fire them up, I don't know what would bowl
wise."Fans throwing beer?
Whether it's the Poinsettia or the Las Vegas Bowl it doesn't matter. We'll be
there for our 5th consecutive bowl. I just hope Bronco takes full advantage of
the extra practice time alotted to bowl game preparation to get BYU ready to win
another bowl game and as a head start to breaking in a bunch of new players for
next season.Last year was a bit of a downer for fans and players.
Nobody seemed very excited about the bowl game.This year seems to
have a whole different attitude and I fully expect BYU will be very well
prepared for whoever they face in their bowl.GO COUGARS!
Once again on the national stage BYU will embarass both the institution and the
State in another bowl game.Big thumbs up a month in advance.
take the game you get and just win baby, just win.
Bring em on. Go Cougs! Go Utes. It's about the conference now. Most of all,
GO TCU! We have to get this BCS system busted down completely. It stinks that
they play for 10s of millions while quality teams from the MWC play for peanuts
in the non-BCS bowl games....against 4-5-6 place teams. It's wrong!Of course, we need to beat those 4-5-6 place teams as well.GO MWC!
(Nice apology Max. Nice to see you man up and clarify that you were directing
at loser fans..who exist on both fan bases!)
Now that Max has the Utah Monkey off his back he will be able to settle in and
have a big game whomever they play against. Go Cougars!
Thanks, to Max "the Fall" Hall, I don't care who they play. I will be cheering
for the other team. Try not to cry max and take losing better than you treated
Both BYU and Utah's chances to win are based on the Pac-10 5th and 6th place
team being disappointed for not finishing higher. We need better bowls than to
play 5th and 6th place teams. I guess we can "brag" win we win those big games
Nice try troll. BYU was won 2 of it's last three bowl games... I
hope they don't get Arizona. I'm sick of that match up. AZ is good, but I just
don't care to see us play them again. USC, Stanford, OSU would all be cool
Once again, on the national stage, BYU embarassed both the yewtie fans and their
so called mighty team.
Oh, I'm sorry - did we just beat your team?Yep, BYU sure looked bad
against Oklahoma in the biggest TV game for MWC this year ...
Wherever they go, they should go with Max on the side line. After his tirade on
Saturday, I have lost all respect for him.
We don't care were we will go we would crush any MWC team period end of story.
Max's mouth was hotter than his arm. Too bad. Had it been the other way around,
BYU would have won handily and no controversy would have happened.Let's hope Bronco's learned enough lessons that he's able to prepare this team
properly for a bowl win, instead of learning another lesson in a loss.
If Cal stumbles against Washington, any chance of the Golden Bears going to Las
Vegas? My preferred choices for the Cougs and Utes are:LV: Utah vs.
USC or CalPoinsettia: BYU vs Oregon St, AZ or CalI think a
USC-Utah match-up would be better for the MWC because both teams play well in
bowls, and Utah has better athletes to counter USC future NFL players. And
wouldn't the downtown casinos and restaurants in Vegas stand a better chance of
making $$ with Utah fans in town?
It's time to forget the Max comment. The man was simply defending his family
following the heat of a competitive game. Go-TCU, BYU, UTAH, AIR FORCE, &
Dennis, grow up. What BYU does doesn't reflect on Utah and vice versa. What
BYU does reflects on BYU and what Utah does reflects on Utah. Why don't you try
just being happy for your own team instead of trying to put down BYU. Your
attitude is pathetic! The Bowl games are no longer about battling each other,
so it's time to drop it and realize we are all on the same side here now, the
I think we should keep the royal blue jerseys. They look so much better and
stand out much better than boring navy blue.
Embarrased? A tie in regulation, in an away game isn't embarrasing. And your
mighty Max was almost outplayed by a freshman.Good game from both
teamsGo Utes, get the 10th win
Not so fast! Utah never played in the Holiday bowl.The first bowl they
attended after going bowing in 1964 was the now defunct Copper bowl. Fassel lost
his job for not getting the Utes to the WAC's premier bowl. Long term Ute fans
regret not having the chance to go the the Holiday bowl, but are exceeding happy
to be a part of the Fiesta and Sugar bowls.
Go Cougars AND Max Hall!!
Where is Bronco Mendenhall in all this controversy. He is noticably absent from
showing any leadership. Also, it seemed odd that someone would say that the
bowl game is all about filling seats. I think the emphasis is all about cash,
not honoring the players. When it comes right down to it, its the almighty
Re: AnonymousSorry, you already had your shot at putting Max Hall on
the sidelines Saturday. He apologized for his unsportsmanlike comments, which
many Cougar fans didn't approve of. He'll be leading BYU on the field in the
bowl game. How happy would you be if people threw beer on your mother?
I'm a long time BYU fan. I live in Utah in the summer. I have heard many fans
from other Mountain West teams say how bad they were treated by UTAH fans. Even
Wyoming fans don't like to go to Utah. Now does that tell you
something about how classlessUtah is. Several people I know have told me
that thehate and drinking at Utah games are very bad.So what I
see is out of control Fans at Utah. Not all BYU fans are all that good either,
but I have never heard of anyone having Beer poured on them.GO
Back when I was at the Y the rivalry was a fun thing. Pranks were done to get
laughs. It is the sportswriters who have, over the years, whipped up the frenzy
by attempting to make a big deal out of nothing. Gotta have something to write
about, I guess. Now that the on-line columns are opened up to bloggers all the
juvies, trolls and nasties can have their say and the rivalry is not fun
anymore. A few fans have gotten completely out of hand.
Nelson. Send a message to the world that BYU does not tolerate what Max did. Max
threw his team and school under the bus. Consequence=start Nelson.
I just bought tickets to the Las Vegas Bowl so I hope BYU goes there, but if
not, I'm glad it will be the Utes, either team will be fun to see there.
always get invited to a worse bowl than BYU unless the BCS is forced to take
them? Why don't bowl games like the Utes?
Hey...it was nice to see BYU playing in their REAL colors, instead of dressing
up like the Aggies. I guess now that this will become something of a 'special'
uniform like Notre Dame and the green jerseys they wear when they need a
miracle. By the way...why do the Cougars have a three stripe pattern on their
pants and jerseys and a two strip pattern on the helmets. The two stripe
pattern looks much better than the overly busy three stripes. So much for
football fashion. Hope the Utes and Cougars both have bowl games and win.
Please wear the right blue in the bowl game.
I root for the Cougs and the PAC 10. The PAC 10 is the most competitive
football conference this year. The top 5 teams in the PAC 10 are in the BCS top
25 and Arizona is only slightly out of the rankings. A matchup with any of
those teams would be awesome. I would rather hang in SD, so here's to hoping
for the Poinsetta Bowl.
I find it truly pathetic that the best the MWC commissioner can negotiate is the
MWC 1st or 2nd place vs. PAC10 5th place? What a joke. It is a lose-lose for
the MWC. How about matching up with the best representative from the WAC? or
even an at large team from any other conference. But to lock in the 5th place
team from the PAC is just plain ridiculous and embarrassing.
Why are we only being considered for these bowls? BYU should be in a BCS bowl
and deserves a chance to play for the national championship.
I'd bet tds goes to Vegas and gets destroyed by USC or Stanford while the Utes
go to San Diego and play Cal or UCLA.It will become clearer after
Oregon & Oregon St play Thursday and the USC/Arizona Saturday.
Unless the Poinsettia bowl could get Boise State, BYU should go to LV. They'll
get a higher ranked team, but probably not USC, Oregon, or OSU. Either Oregon or
OSU will be in the Rose Bowl, and USC or the loser of the Oregon Civil War game
will be in the Holiday Bowl. We're probably looking at Stanford.Any
PAC-10 team will be tough to beat but BYU has a decent record against the
PAC-10. Should be a good game anyway. I would hate to play Oregon, though.
They'll have a good memory of the whuppin' BYU laid on them last time.
I live in Wyoming and fans here hate BYU with a passion, and would love to see
BYU lose every game they play in- BUT, many of them are starting to dislike the
utes more in recent years, primarily due to Whittingham's antics a few years
ago, but also because they've had some bad experiences at RES themselves.I don't condone what Max said, but it's about time the issue gets out in
the open. The problem is that it will probably be even worse for BYU fans next
It's all about the bowl $$$. Tickets, T-shirts, Bowl gear. BYU fans are tired of
Vegas. They aren't excited about traveling down again.Look for Utah
in Vegas and BYU in San Diego.And look for Utah Fans to be
continuely posting as BYU fans asking Bronco to throw Max under the bus.
I think it would be cool to complete the 25th Anniversary of the 1984 National
Championship to have BYU play in the same stadium that they won their final game
of that year. Is Michigan bowl eligible this year?
RE: Why do the Utes...always get invited to a worse bowl than BYU unless the BCS
is forced to take them? Why don't bowl games like the Utes? Well
because there are at least 1000x more BYU fans in and around the city of Las
Vegas, then there are Utah fans. The same can be said for any city outside of
the state of Utah. Fans of the little sister in SLC will always have a hard
time with this little morsel: BYU and its respective fan base is bigger than the
state of Utah. Utah is a decent consolation prize for all of you who received
BYU rejection letters, though. Go Cougs, Go Max, Go home Utah.
Please, Tina. You want a team with honor to play in your bowl. The Utes are a
joke. Our team is well-behaved in every way and our fans will fill the place. No
one should ask the Utes - let's boycot them and leave their dirty players and
fans home watching TV!! Actually I think the Coogs could play in both the Vegas
and San Diego games. They are good enough.
USC would be great for either team to play, but I predict they will win this
coming weekend and not be available. Oregon and Oregon State are the top two and
will be gone. Stanford will be gone, because suddenly they are a hot team and
will get selected. So Arizona and Cal seem the likely opponents for the Utes and
Cougars. Both bowls are great locations for all four teams, so I don't think it
really matters what bowl the teams go to. I would actually like to see the Utes
play Arizona and BYU play Cal. Does anyone know if there is a different payout
for these two bowls?
I think we need to let all of the honky tonk go between BYU and utah and focus
on getting ourselves a bowl game victory for once! They've had a regrouping
season this year and we all know that their team only gets better the longer the
quarterback's been playing. And I'm sick, I mean SICK, of all the utah fans
bragging about how they've won two big BCS bowls in the last four years, won
eight consecutive bowl games, and won the national coach of the year award last
year. To me that's nothing! I would take a consistant sencond place victory in
the MWC over there success anyday! Plus we won the nation championship back in
1983! Beat that! Now lets go get ourselves a win and leave the this lame BCS
hype where it belongs...at the U. Plus red's an ugly color anyway! haha
Go cowboys and BYU, Utah, airforce and really get it done TCU. The mnt com
needs to look very hard at crowd and fan control period. It is out of hand all
over and seems no one can go without calling some kind of name. 'WHY are we
matured in our football knowledge or just plain juvenile in life.If you
use foul language, throw stuff at opponents,or refs fight you should go to jail,
pay a large fine and never be allowed back into another game. College or Pro
sports are a family intertainment not what a few make it to be so lets get rid
of the foul vulgar folks and bring in the families. Every School needs to get
the fan thing in hand NOW! or someone needs to go to jail because much of what
is done is criminal. Public schools owe the public that and private school owe
their supporters that too THAT: a safe and sane place to cheer and support a
team of their choice
It takes a 32 member panel to decide which schools to choose? That is a lot of
darts to be throwing in a small room.
People knock on the Vegas Bowl but there is a reason that it goes to the MWC
Champion. (Which this year is BYU by proxy since TCU is probably going BCS
Bowling). The Vegas Bowl has the highest Bowl payout for any MWC team at
$1,000,000 and BYU has the privilege to keep going there. I think the Poinsettia
Bowl pays half that. . .or at best $750,000.
Anybody but AZ! I had never before seen such classless fans as those that
attended last year's Vegas Bowl. My family was taunted walking into the
stadium. I had always admired their basketball fans and assumed it was a classy
school. Not so much.
What about last year?? utah goes to the sugar bowl.Byu finishes 3rd after
getting smoked by both utah and tcu. Following your reasoning tcu finished 2nd
in the mountain west and should have gone to Vegas.
Ha ha big win against stanford again this year! yup you sure tore it up!
everywhere you went like washington and oregon and even at home against
stanford! Well done!
I love the Ute fans that pose as BYUer's and say that BYU should play for the
national championship. I also love it that some of the fans still say TDS like
they remember Urban Meyer. The little sisters to the north (LSN) should show
more respect to Bronco, who has become their daddy with 3 of the last 4, and his
LV bowl or Poinsetta would be great. Those who say the 5th place team in the
PAC 10 sucks has not been following the PAC 10 this year. It will either be Cal
or AZ who have both been hanging in and out of the top 25. That hardly suckes.
PAC 10 is up this year any any team that beats them in a bowl will get a feather
in the cap.
Sorry I missed and thought that Utah was actually in the Holiday Bowl. I guess
they are not as good historically as I thought they were. After the
BCS rankings came out last night and BYU at #14, I thought the BCS has dubs on
BYU. They will get released to a the Las Vegas Bowl or San Diego Bowl anyway.
Can't wait for the pairings that come out next Monday.
You still have women's gymnastics.Scoreboard: BYU 26 - Utah 23
Well , back to the Dust Bowl. Why not help your program and quit embarrassing
the MWC and actually win one. Maybe you could have Bronco's stirring fireside
another night and start Riley. I'm pretty sure Max doesn't want to show
his face and get creamed, again, and again, from a team that read of his Hate
Mail ! Max your a real jerk , but not even I can say hate to another.
Utah fans must have short memories. During the Bronco era, the Y has won every
bowl game except last year. Keep holding on to your bowl record, it
doesn't bother me at all. In fact, I always hope the U wins their bowl game (it
brings more respect to the MWC). But don't be surprised if your sitting at home
on Christmas with a bowl winning streak of 0.I am still waiting to
hear any Utah fan express where they hope to go bowling. Just a few weeks ago
you were talking about upsetting TCU and then creaming the Y and possibly making
it to the BCS. Oh how the mighty have fallen.I think I see Andrew
George still running with Utes chasing him. 26-23
Location doesn't matter. I'd rather have a good matchup.
As a Ute fan with little money I would like to see the utes go to the vegas bowl
so i could attend...congrajulations on your very classy win by a very
classy team. and to all of you Byu fans i would much rather go to a BCS bowl
once every 5 years than consistantly be really good and get 10 wins every year.
BYU will never under Bronco go undefeated but they will always have high
aspirations and be in or close to the top 25 almost every year....YAY!!!
I don't remember any Utes chasing George. The only Utes in the picture tackled
each other and were watching George walk into the end zone. As for
1 BCS game every 5 years vs 10 win seasons each year, I beg to differ. The U
did the MWC well by getting to the BCS and winning big each game, however, I
think a winning season each year means more at the end of the day.
Stick to the old "Royal Blue"!!!!!! (it's lucky!)
Bring it SC fan. I want SC vs. BYU.
I would like to get some revenge on arizona after giving that game away last
year. But playing usc would be exciting and intruging as well. USC, Cal, or
Arizona would all make for a quality matchup. I dont think oregon or oregon
state is in the mix both those teams will finish in the top 3
You need to join Dennis as co-poster child in the, "Max was actually right,"
campaign. You can also help out in the "name Utah honorary second place,"
campaign so you can prove how great the 2009 Utes really are by beating USC.
Hey yewties, isn't Robert Johnson in the picture above your super-stud Free
Safety who was supposed to single-handedly clobber BYU's offense?I
mean, that is him over-pursuing Andrew George AND missing the tackle as George
is hauling in the game winning TD pass in OT.That is the correct
Johnson, right???????Just checking......
I gotta admit that playing USC would be awesome!Sure would be great
to add a win over USC to our records books. Would be a tough, tough game.GO COUGARS!!!!!!!!!
What about a BCS bowl for more money for the Mtn West? Anyway we can hold off to
fill the top 14 spots for the BCS bowls?
I don't care who yoy Zoobs play you will lose anyway but before you do I'd like
to see max laid out on the field a time or two.